Suffice it here to say that a Custom-House officer of long continuance can hardly be a very praiseworthy
or respectable personage, for many reasons; one of them, the tenure by which he holds his situation, and another, the very nature of his business, which -- though, I trust, an honest one -- is of such a sort that he does not share in the united effort of mankind.
He carried himself with pride, as though, forsooth, he had achieved a deed praiseworthy
, but it makes no great difference to the person slain
These vocal exertions, emanating from the people who had been there longest, naturally proceeded from those who were nearest to the platform and furthest from the policemen in attendance, who having no great mind to fight their way through the crowd, but entertaining nevertheless a praiseworthy desire to do something to quell the disturbance, immediately began to drag forth, by the coat tails and collars, all the quiet people near the door; at the same time dealing out various smart and tingling blows with their truncheons, after the manner of that ingenious actor, Mr Punch: whose brilliant example, both in the fashion of his weapons and their use, this branch of the executive occasionally follows.
And, after him, came the Scotch member, with various pleasant allusions to the probable amount of profits, which increased the good humour that the poetry had awakened; and all the speeches put together did exactly what they were intended to do, and established in the hearers' minds that there was no speculation so promising, or at the same time so praiseworthy, as the United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company.
Having offended Queen Elizabeth by his boldness in successfully opposing an encroachment on the rights of the House of Commons, Bacon connected himself with the Earl of Essex and received from him many favors; but when Essex attempted a treasonable insurrection in 1601, Bacon, as one of the Queen's lawyers, displayed against him a subservient zeal which on theoretical grounds of patriotism might appear praiseworthy
, but which in view of his personal obligations was grossly indecent.
It was a very praiseworthy excuse for neglecting his brother-in-law "the son of the poet, you know," with whom he had nothing in common even in the remotest degree.
A very praiseworthy thing your sincere conduct,--if it didn't at times resemble brutality so much.
A very wonderful and praiseworthy
adventure, I consider it.
Ebenezer admitted having seen you; declared (what seemed improbable) that he had given you considerable sums; and that you had started for the continent of Europe, intending to fulfil your education, which was probable and praiseworthy
She took them about to balls and public places in the neighbourhood, with praiseworthy
energy; nay, she entertained her friends in a hospitable comfortable manner at the Rectory, and much more frequently than before dear Miss Crawley's legacy had fallen in.
Thus the superiority of the counsellor, which often renders counsel unpalatable, is kept out of view, and the lesson comes with the greater acceptance when the reader is led, unconsciously to himself, to have his sympathies enlisted in behalf of what is pure, honorable, and praiseworthy
, and to have his indignation excited against what is low, ignoble, and unworthy.
If such were the views of life on which the Dodsons and Tullivers had been reared in the praiseworthy
past of Pitt and high prices, you will infer from what you already know concerning the state of society in St.
It's all very laudable to help others, and something that I think is praiseworthy
, but I also think we should look after our own people, before those from other countries.
What's especially praiseworthy
is that it has done this despite a plot twist that no one foresaw back in 2005 - a deep recession and a relentless squeezing of funds for arts projects.